A round up of the best stories about the Netherlands and all things Dutch from leading international publications







Louis van Fail!

Louis van Fail!

Here is Dutch trainer Louis van Gaal giving his version of the events on the pitch in the Daily Mail.  More >






Wanderbrief places talent around the world

Wanderbrief places talent around the world

'Backpacker intern' Mark van der Heijden travelled the world in exchange for his services as a copywriter. He has now set up an agency to give other creatives the same opportunity, writes Adweek.  More >



Where life really does mean life

Where life really does mean life

In the Netherlands a life sentence means just that. But some members of the Dutch judiciary feel that this is incompatible with the European Convention of Human Rights, writes the Justice Gap.  More >








Operation Easy Chair, or how a little company in Holland helped the CIA bug the Russians

Operation Easy Chair, or how a little company in Holland helped the CIA bug the Russians

The Correspondent is a Dutch online journalism platform which is funded by subscription only. They produce the odd piece in English, and this is one of them. In it, the website's surveillance correspondent Maurits Martijn uncovered this never-before-told CIA story involving the US, the USSR and the Dutch – yes, the Dutch – who it turns out played a clandestine role in the Cold War.  More >